Summer Camp – What to Expect

Summer is a time for fun, and we definitely like to strike a great balanace between work and play in our Summer Drama Camps. We find that a lot of first-time campers are curious about what they can expect during their days in a drama camp at DLC. While some of our specialty camps (like Cosplay, Theatre Tech, and Director-in-Training) have a different format, the below sample schedule is a good indicator of what you can expect most days to look like for our performance-based camps. The first two days are generally comprised with “Getting to Know You” activities, drama games, orientation to the facility, and auditions/casting placement.

After that, a typical camp day looks something like this:

  • 9am – 9:15am: Drop off, get settled
  • 9:15am – 9:30pm: Warm ups
  • 9:30am – 10:30am: Rehearsal 1 (Music, Staging, or Choreography)
  • 10:30am – 10:45am: Snack/Rest room Break
  • 10:45am – Noon: Rehearsal 2 (Music, Staging, or Choreography)
  • Noon – 12:45pm: Lunch & Recess
  • 12:45pm – 1:15pm: Drama Games, Arts & Crafts
  • 1:15pm – 2:45pm: Rehearsal 3 (Music, Staging, or Choreography)
  • 2:45pm – 3pm: Final Wrap Up & Dismissal

Our three-week production camps (Alice in Wonderland and Legally Blonde) also can expect to have fun celebrating the week of the show with spirit week (pajama day, wacky tacky day, etc.), enjoy a walking field trip to Shadowland Laser Tag, and spend the final two days of camp sharing what they learned with family and friends through four final performances. 

We hope that this answers some of the questions that you might have about what summer fun means at Drama Learning Center. Make sure you register for our Summer Drama Camps by February 15th to save up to $100 off each session of camp!

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Summer Camp Spotlight #2

We’re ready to talk about more of our exciting Summer camp sessions that are coming this year. From 1-, 2-, 3-, and (new this year) 4-week sessions, we have options all summer long that will keep your budding performer engaged and take your summer vacation into account. To help you decide which session or sessions will be the best fit for your camper this summer, we’ve returned to highlight yet another session to give you a better idea of what you can expect. Next up, we’ve got…

Broadway Babies: Preschool Drama Camps!

We’re offering the largest number ever of Broadway Babies Summer Drama Camps for our youngest campers. Offered for preschoolers aged 3-5 years old, these half day camps are a great way to either introduce your preschooler to a new activity or help them continue building self confidence and self expression through performing. Centered around the topics that interest preschoolers the most, our Broadway Babies can expect to have a blast learning songs and dances and spending time with their favorite characters for a whole week. Throughout the course of a Broadway Babies session, campers can expect:

  • to learn songs and scenes based on the topic of the week
  • to create arts and crafts that will be used in their final performance
  • to play drama games that will help campers grow in their comfort with their peers
  • to share what they have learned in a performance for family and friends at the conclusion of each week

Let your young performer’s star shine bright this summer whether it’s a single session or all seven! Here’s what’s on the Broadway Babies lineup this summer:

​Beat Bug: June 18 – 22

PJ Masks: June 25 – 29​

Adventures with Olaf: July 2 – 6 (no camp 7/4)

My Little Pony Parade: July 9 – 13

Elena & Jake: July 23 – 27

Paw Patrol: July 30 – August 3

Moana’s Island: August 6 – 10

  • Time: 9:45 – 11:45am
  • Ages: 3-5
  • Tuition: $130 (specialty pricing for Adventures with Olaf session)*

*Helpful Hint: Broadway Babies camps still qualify for our Doorbuster Discount. Register by February 15th for $15 off tuition for each Broadway Babies session ($10 off Adventures with Olaf). If you register for all seven Broadway Babies Summer Drama Camps during the Doorbuster period, that’s a savings of $100! 

Check out all of our Broadway Babies offerings as well as our other Summer Drama Camps today! Register now while you still have your choice of sessions. Many of these camps fill very early.

 

Summer Camp Spotlight #1

We are so excited about the camp season that’s in store at Drama Learning Center. We’re ready to spend the whole Summer with your budding young performers. Whether you’re interested in 1-week, 2-week, 3-week, or even (new this year) 4-week camp sessions, we’ve got something for everyone between the ages of 3 and 18 at DLC. We’re going to spend the next few weeks highlighting a session at a time to give you a better idea of what you can expect. First up, we’ve got…

Pop Stars Sing!

Create a pop star persona and perform songs by Jojo Siwa, Tori Kelly, Imagine Dragons, Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars and more!

Our Pop Stars camp has been a real fan-favorite over the past several summers. This year, we’ve put a twist on it and will give campers the opportunity to sing some of their favorite pop songs from both the hit radio stations and your favorite animated movie musicals. We don’t know about you, but Sing! has been a real hit around DLC headquarters. How much fun would your camper have learning hits that had them tapping their toes in the movie theatre? This one-week camp culminates in a final performance with major star appeal. You won’t want to miss it!

  • Dates: July 23 – July 27
  • Time: 9 am – 3 pm
  • Grades: K-5
  • Tuition: $330*

*Helpful Hint: Pop Stars Sing! and most of our other camps qualify for The Doorbuster – our deepest discount of the year! Register by February 15th to get $100 tuition for this camp and many others!

Check out Pop Stars Sing and all of our other Summer Drama Camps today! Register now while you still have your choice of sessions. Many of these camps fill very early.

Winter Workshop Topics in the News

We love getting to explore topical subjects for our School’s Out Drama Workshops. These are a great opportunity for students to learn what it’s like to be at Drama Learning Center for a day– learning songs and dances, having fun with arts and crafts, and learning from our fun and engaging staff of teaching artists. This Winter’s lineup of workshop topics is definitely ripped from the headlines!

  1. Star Wars Hero Training Camp: This Winter Break, we’re exploring a different dynamic duo from the Star Wars franchise just in time for the release of The Last Jedi. Check out this definitive ranking of all 9 ‘Star Wars’ movies from USA Today. Join us from December 26-29 (either for a day or all 4) as we train heroes just like Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and more. Check out the whole lineup here.
  2. Olaf’s Frozen Adventure: Disney/Pixar tacked on a 20-minute Olaf ‘short’ to the beginning of new animated feature Coco, and it was a controversial move. Find out what some people thought about it in ‘Coco’ Director Says ‘No Lessons Learned’ from ‘Frozen’ Short recently published on HuffPost. Did you see the short? We always have a little bit of “Frozen Fever” here at DLC, and we’re going to be celebrating all things Olaf on Monday, January 15 for our first School’s Out Workshop of 2018. Register today here.
  3. Tangled: We’ve been loving that Rapunzel has gotten more story time with the launch of Tangled: The Series. Have you been watching the new television series? Check out this recent review of “Queen for a Day,” which takes place after the events of Tangled but before the Tangled Ever After short. Our Tangled-themed School’s Out Workshop will be held Friday, February 16. We hope to see you there! Register for it here.
  4. Nicktoons: Here at DLC HQ, we practically grew up on ’90s Nicktoons, so we’re glad that they’re experiencing a renaissance of sorts. Check out this recently-published list of 43 Behind the Scenes Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Favorite ’90s Nicktoons on Buzzfeed. We’re celebrating Nicktoons on Wednesday, February 19. Register for that School’s Out Drama Workshop today.

Check out all of our School’s Out Drama Workshops and Winter Break Camp offerings and register online at anytime!

Winter Enrollment Update

Time is running out to participate in our exciting Winter session of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach! This fantastical tale based on one of Roald Dahl’s most beloved novels has been set to music by hit Broadway duo Pasek & Paul (Dear Evan Hansen). Tuesday Elementary/Middle School started this week, and the rest of our popular Production Classes are slated to start soon.

Ms. Amy’s Tuesday Elementary/Middle Musical Theatre on the first day of class – Winter 2017-18

Here’s a quick update on where we stand with our classes. If you’ve been on the fence about registering, now is the time to commit so that you don’t miss out!

  • Tuesday Elementary/Middle (with Ms. Amy): Started this week. A few slots still remain. Call us at (410) 849-6335 to register by phone and set up an audition before the start of the next class.
  • ​Wednesday Elementary/Middle (with Ms. Debbie): Starts next week. A handful of spots remain. Register online or call us at (410) 849-6335 so that we can hold a spot for you.​
  • Friday Elementary (with Ms. Debbie): Starts January 5. Only a few spots remain, and this class routinely fills. Register online today to ensure you can participate in this highly-coveted class.
  • Saturday Middle/High School (with Ms. Amy): Starts January 6. Over half full, and this class routinely fills. Don’t wait until the holidays to try to register. Secure your spot online today or call us at (410) 849-6335 so that we can hold a spot for you.
  • Homeschool Musical Theatre (with Ms. Sarah): Starts January 4. Ask about our sibling discounts and enrollment deposit program. This is also a great class for groups from small independent schools. Give us a call at (410) 849-6335 to talk with us about partnering with your local Montessori school or Homeschool Co-Op for a discounted rate.​

That’s not all we’ve got in store this Winter. Also check out our Broadway Babies: Fairy Tale Adventure classes for preschool students and Disney’s Sleeping Beauty presented by our Beginning Acting Classes. Both of those programs begin in the New Year and are filling up quickly!

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